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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
by 3% in september compared to a year ago. america's ambassador to the u.n. failed to mollify senate critics today on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice met with republican senators who've criticized her for saying-- five days after the attack-- that anti-american protests were to blame. in fact, u.s. officials already knew it was a terrorist strike. today, rice blamed faulty intelligence. but senator lindsey graham said he was unimpressed. bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september explation about how four americans died in benghazi libya by ambassador rice i think does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. >> sreenivasan: graham, along with senators mccain and ayotte, have said they'll oppose rice if she's nominated to be secretary of state. but independent senator joe lieberman also met with rice today, and he said he was satisfied with her explanation of events. >> i found her statements to be significant. she was just as clear and absolute as she could be that she bas
Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
everybody in america to pay you one penny a day. at the end of the year you'd have $1.1 billion. if you can get a dime you're going to have $11 billion at the end of the year. if you can get a dollar you can have over $100 billion. >> reporter: this is finally how we're going to be able to support the "newshour," we'll get each of you to send a penny and... >> but that's the trick, you've got figure out how to get everybody to give you that penny and the best way to do it is if you're already billing them, you find ways to stick in all these extra little charges. >> reporter: it didn't always used to be this way. here, for example is a scranton, pennsylvania electric bill from 1937, back when public utilities were strictly regulated. >> it's a very simple bill, it's not even a full page of paper, and it has the account number, the dates that are covered, the meter reading, this person used three kilowatts per hour of electricity, and the price written down here at the bottom. >> reporter: today's bill, by contrast-- this one from phoenix, arizona-- has 22 line items. >> there's a charge
Nov 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
fidelv castro. >> we are america's women. >> woodruff: and american future fund, a super pac supporting romney is running ads targeting women in michigan and pennsylvania, states considered safely democratic. as you can see on the "newshour's" vote 2012 map center" there are seven states currently considered by the associated press to be true toss ups: nevada, colorado, iowa, ohio, virginia, florida and new hampshe. it shows each candidate's quickest potential path to 270 electoral votes. including one scenario gimpng president obama a path too victory, winning nevada and ohio, to get to 277 electoral votes. for mitt romney the path could also lead through ohio, and blanketing the south, to get to 281 in a different scenario. and there are also several potentials for a tie. this one shows the president losing nevada but winning ohio, to get to 269 for both candidates. and late today, the "newshour" got word that romney will make a last-minute stop in pennsylvania over the weekend. we explore the race and the states in play with jonathan martin of politico and margaret talev o
Nov 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
tonight, with the final data before election day now out, we look at the overall jobs picture in america, and how the candidates are and are not addressing it. >> woodruff: then, long gas lines, continuing power outages, and massive cleanup efforts in the northeast. ray suarez updates the slow climb back after the storm. >> brown: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our report. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, the assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff: we have a "battleground" dispatch from iowa, where immigration is rarely mentioned by the candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5% of iowa's population, their numbers have increased by 110% over the last ten years. >> brown: plus mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> intel >> support also comes from c
Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of this president and perhaps the most famous governor in america, chris christie, a republican, side by sidewalking around the board walk on the jersey shore, that's what president obama could not have asked for for the final five days of this campaign judy. >> woodruff: margaret, what about these states? i looked again at this list of ateshe preside isoing to over the next several days. it's the same battleground states we've been focused on. we showed them there in the a.p. map of the states considered tossups. do they see movement in one state or another? and how do they read the romney going to pennsylvania, running ads in minnesota? >> sometimes when you go to a state that's a reach it's because you want to expand your win. they're not reading this that as what governor romney is doing in pennsylvania. as jonathan said, they're looking at it as governor romney looking for an alternate path to 270. don't forget, president obama is closer than he wants to be in a lot of places: colorado, nevada, nevada should have been tucked away a while ago. >> wisconsin even. >> wisconsin
Nov 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
this huge smile on my face. like, the literal miss america pageant moment. >> erica durham. >> you know, you're onstage, and, you know, you're clapping and cheering. i definitely felt like i was still in the running. i was nervous, but, you know, the first two you're like, "okay." >> and elizabeth romero. >> the last one comes, and it's like, you know, you've got this smile on your face, but really it's like, "oh, my gosh, they didn't choose me, why?" >> congratulations! >> i'm not even going to lie. i think that was the fakest smile i've ever smiled in my life. >> all right, now this is your time where you have to dash backstage and get ready for your solo. >> really i was so, so devastated. it was too much to take at once. i just had to go put myself in a little corner. i was like, "man, if i had just gotten that shot, or if i had just done something a little different." >> if there was one piece of advice i would want these kids to walk away with, it's that they can't take not winning this award as a rejection. because that's a given. the industry that they have chosen to be in invol
Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
change america to help people in ways they didn't imagine they could be helped with good jobs and better take-home pay. >> reporter: romney also traveled through pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seeking an upset in a state that hasn't voted republican for president in more than 20 years. and the campaign dispatched ryan to richmond, virginia, for one last appearance. and also released a five-minute video online. >> this isn't a campaign about me. and it's not a campaign even about conservatives versus liberals. or republicans versus democrats. it's really a time when america is going to have to ask, what are we as a country? >> reporter: meanwhile president obama finished his official campaigning last night with a rally in des moines, iowa. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done yet on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: that road took the president home to chicago where he already had voted. today he met with volunteers at a campaign office and telephoned others across the country. >> i just wanted to call and say thank you. >>
Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
latin america. >> reporter: in the 1980s or '90s you mean. >> yeah, i mean i lived in latin america, i saw it and i was part of the workout. this is worse. >> reporter: does lee buchheit then... >> have a lot of work? ( laughter ) >> reporter: yeah, i'm sure he has a lot of work, but does he bear a lot of the blame? >> no, no. i mean he's just reacting to the situation that's evolving. but i think there's a lot of concern that, if you have this legal coaching on how to really gut creditor rights, that you may actually end up in a situion ere nobodyantsto lend to countries. >> reporter: but if that's already a clear and present danger, we wondered why not just stiff the creditors? after all the history of sovereign debt is default, default, default, default over centuries and then those same countries come back into the market sometimes in just a few years and can start borrowing again. >> excessively brutal behavior by the sovereign debtor will be remembered and subsequent administrations will pay a penalty. they will pay a higher interest rate. the other aspect though is the pain y
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am PST
education. medicaid also provides one third of america's children with the only health care they have. so there are many people to think about. i always think that the 535 people in congress who are going to make this decision, it's not really about them. it's about 360 million americans that need them to step up to a very tough issue, find a solution that works for all of americans, not just a few. >> brown: what should the stance of the president... what do you want the stance of the president to be coming out of this election? stick to some guns? compromise? where should he be? >> the president was really clear in this election that he was fighting to protect the middle class from more cuts and to do a deal that would get the economy moving again. what he said is he's going to stick to his guns on that. we think that's... our members who worked really hard and worked our guts out, were knocking on doors and making phone calls to elect the president, that's definitely what they think is needed. they've been fighting for two years to make sure we ultimately get, that we ask, you know, th
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
those issues of who in in fact is eligible to vote. in the 1800 alexis de tocqueville said in america every dispute ends up a lawsuit. we've seen that over and over again the way we run elections in this country in a somewhat slap dash and easily manipulated way where partisan politicians often control the mechanics of voting. >> brown: kurt anderson, you've been looking into this too. what other siendz of things that have you seen that is potentially happening that lawyers are watching >> there's a big issue with regard to the poll watchers and monitors. a group connected to the tea party based in houston has promising to bring thousands of monitors to various places to essentially what they say make sure that the vote goes correctly and the people who are eligible to vote do vote. >> brown: against voter fraud yes. however, there's a lot of people on the side of sort of the voting rights, civil rights side of things who say that these poll watchers will be deployed in minority neighborhoods and places where historically there's been issues with voters being intimidated or harassed o
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: in response, the president was vehement in his defense of ambassador rice. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: back on domestic issues, president obama pledged quick action in a second term on comprehensive immigration reform. he used a question from the correspondent for telemundo to po
Nov 10, 2012 12:00am PST
care in america. and in doing that we reduce the cost of health care, we reduce the readmissions to hospitals, we do a better job on using technology, less tests. we manage the more complicated medical interventions. we reduce hospital infection rates. there's a lot of ways that you can reduce health-care costs by reducing health-care costs rereduce medicare cost and medicaid cost. that's the way to do it and i think we have to enforce those types of delivery system reforms. i think democrats an republicans are prepared to do that i agree with senator corker. we need to combine revenues with real savings in spending. and that means yes, we have to have reductions in the gross rate of health-care costs. >> brown: senator corker, we are talking, are you both in the senate chamber but do you see the kind of things you're talking about specifically on the revenue side, do you really feel that there is that potential for movement in the house? because i mean do you hear that in the language of mr. boehner an others today after the election? >> i do. >> brown: you do. >> i really do. now
Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
disappointed. >> this is hard. this is one of the biggest natural disasters to hit america. certainly understandable that people are going to be frustrated and be upset on some of the challenges they're facing. we feel that. we understand that. >> reporter: fema is working with the city's office of emergency management, and they've been on the job since october 26, four days before the hurricane hit. city, state and federal officials are now coordinating recovery and relief operations. there are more than a hundred people in the operations center at any time and another 20,000 government employees and contractors on the ground. >> the way fema works is... is, we're not the whole team. we don't do anything autonomously. we do it in coordination with the state, and obviously we're coordinating very closely with the local officials as well. >> reporter: jensen says some government workers manning operations lost their homes too and know full well what's at stake. >> i've been out there and i've talked to survivors. it's pretty emotional. many of these people have lost everythi
Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. so what do tuesday's results signal about a political and cultural shift in america? and what's next in this battle? 're joined by representatives from both sides of the argument. thomas peters is cultural director of the national organization for marriage. and lee swislow is the executive director of gay and lesbian advocates and defenders. thomas peters, wherever this battle ends up -- and it may take a long time -- was election did i a turning point? >> no, not at all. i think these were tactical wins. going into these four states we had no illusions. these were deep blue states. even despite all those political forces against us we still managed to have very close margins a final tally. so what i'm hearing this week is that it's not a big shift. we are encouraged and to double down and renew our efforts >> suarez: how do you see it? i see it somewhat differently. i think it was hugely significant. i think it indicates really the kind of journey that the american people have been on over the last several years. in maine three years ago this same electorate voted against marri
Nov 22, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> reporter: eric smith heads the america's division of swiss re. >> reinsurance is about all forms of risk, whether its health, or life, or your home, or your property, the math behind it works the most effectively if you can spread the risk around the globe in all sorts of different forms. >> reporter: insurance companies buy their own insurance-- reinsurance-- from huge firms like swiss re which, because of their size, can afford the fullest data, plug in into the most sophisticated risk models. and doing just that, swiss re actually warned us of an east coast storm like sandy in 2006. after hurricane katrina, swiss re's head of catastrophe perils, andy castaldi, worried aloud about warming seas and more violent storms in the gulf. but, he told me: >> i'm also concerned about the new york bay and long island would be inundated by a flood, due to a category 3 storm. a storm surge could completely flood the airport at jfk. 13 feet of sea water is not out of or to 17 feet is not out of the question. >> reporter: so the blue is sandy's storm surge. we interviewed castaldi again last
Nov 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
people talk about the changing face-off america, you see it more in the 18-29s than any of the other age? >> absolutely. this generation, 42% of voters in 18-29 were nonwhite, 58% were white. that is far different from the folks 30% and older. those nonwhite voters continue to back democrats very strongly as they have in previous elections and they make up an enormous part of this age group, and that was a big factor for obama. >> suarez: so in your analysis, are there states where this vote clearly made the difference? >> in a close state almost any vote can make a difference, but there's no question keeping that youth vote was yackal to obama in four states, ohio, florida, virginia, and pennsylvania. obama lost by a slim margin among the voters 30 and older. he would not have carried those states. but for the strong support, 60% or more among younger voters in those states. and i think even more importantly, he had the turnout among young voters and he didn't even lose in the margin in some of those key states, in virginia, ohio, and florida he won by the same margin among young pe
Oct 31, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> this is a time for us to care --ll america-- to reacout and help others. >> hello, this is marley. i'm calling from organizing for america. >> reporter: of course, democratic volunteers were also working hard at their local office in another part of town. the president, in fact, has more than twice as many field offices in the state as romney more boots on the ground. and the competition for door- knocks and one-on-one contact here is intense. mary ginnebaugh is brown county democratic party chairman. >> we had a huge canvass the last two weekends, knocking on doors, talking with people. we have just been working really hard to identify the people that we know are sort of on that fence, haven't committed, maybe have voted republican in the past or have voted democratic in one election and republican another time. we see there's this ying yang sort of thing going on and were trying... >> reporter: ying yang? here in green bay? >> yeah, yeah. even here in green bay. right. >> reporter: in fact, this is the main reason for all this attention here: confuscious would say: yin-ya
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama for america headquarters on chicago's lakefront and thanked his volunteers who had worked for him over the past year-plus. it was said to be a very moving and very emotional encounter between the president and the people who have made sure th he's going to be president for another four years. as kwame mentioned, he's spoken with all the leaders of the two branches of the legislature, and put on the agenda tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, job creation, and says that the message from last night's election is that the people want them to put aside their partisan differences to work for the better interests of the american people. >> ifill: now, all those people at obama for america headquarters who have been working probably nonstop since 2008 to set up the infrastructure for this victory last night. how do they think-- what do they think won the election for them? >> suarez: they put together very carefully a coalition over time, and tonight david axelrod is saying it's very gratifying that that coalition came together, as kwame mentioned-- blacks, latinos, wo
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
disenfranchised because of it. >> suarez: marc, the help america vote act which perhaps brought some unwanted attention to florida and its voting woes was supposed to clear some of this up but it seems not to have changed all that much in the last decade. >> well, what changed is the technology. the help america vote act was done after the 2000 election debacle in florida. we used punch card ballots at the time. the advantage of punch cards ballots is you can vote them quickly and they can be tabulated quickly. after the state banned punch card ballot wes went to touch screen machines, almost like an ipad where you can vote, you punch your vote on the screen. but there was no paper trail. and then in an election in 2006, a congressional race, there were missing votes, it appeared, so the state scraped that high tech technology. then they went to this optical scan machine. these are like fill in the bank like kind of a scantron test sheet. those take longer to fill out and they take longer to count. so what's changed partly is the technology and now when you have big counties like miami-dade c
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